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Morning Buzz – May 3, 2010
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UPDATE (12:18 p.m.): Bea Paolucci just called back and said she is in fact “running” for the Ward 4 seat as a write-in candidate. We’re not going to list write-in candidates in the paper tomorrow because, who knows? Between now and when the papers come out everybody could change their minds again. Paolucci said a group of friends came to her Friday with handbills already made up and asked her to run. “I think I can represent the ward, and I’m knowledgeable about the issues. I think I can bring a lot to the council,” she said.
With one day to go before the ward elections for City Council and School Board, I’m beginning to think the race I ran for vice president of my freshman class in high school was more orderly.
I checked my messages yesterday after three days off to find out Ward 4 resident John White had called off his write-in campaign for that seat for health reasons.
Shawn Lawrence is the only other individual campaigning in that ward, and he has not changed his plans.
Then yesterday afternoon I heard that handbills were being passed around Ward 4 for Bea Paolucci, who told me several weeks ago that she was not campaigning for the seat, but was considering a run in the future.
Then, today, I had an early morning message from White, saying his campaign is “back on.”
Folks, this is not like deciding whether to join your high school Key Club. This is elected office. It’s serious. This is why we have a formal process with deadlines and rules for people to get on the ballot as candidates.
Voting starts at 6 a.m. tomorrow and the polls are open until 7 p.m.